Head of Operations and Learning Solutions
Ferdinand Weps is the Head of of Operations and Learning Solutions and Co-Founder of TrainingAid, a pioneering online platform dedicated to providing specialized skills training for tourism destinations and industry professionals. With a multifaceted background in tourism, digital strategy, and community engagement, Ferdinand is at the forefront of driving innovation and sustainability in the travel industry.
Ferdinand's expertise lies in crafting practical digital marketing plans tailored to enhance the online presence of travel and tourism websites. His passion for leveraging technology to amplify the voices of destinations and businesses in the digital realm has been honed over years of professional experience in organization and project management, web development, graphic design, and technology integration for educational programs, both online and in-person.
Equipped with a B.A. in Cultural Geography and Area Studies, Ferdinand's academic focus on livelihood assurance in developing countries, sustainable tourism, and urban studies provides a solid foundation for his work. Combined with his background in tourism business and hospitality management, Ferdinand possesses a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of the industry.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Ferdinand is an intrepid traveler who thrives on immersing himself in diverse cultures and culinary traditions. His passion for exploration extends beyond mere sightseeing, as he actively seeks out authentic experiences by engaging with local communities wherever he goes.
Ferdinand's dedication to bridging the gap between technology, sustainability, and community empowerment underscores his commitment to driving positive change in the global tourism landscape. Through TrainingAid and his various initiatives, Ferdinand continues to inspire and empower tourism professionals to embrace innovation and responsible practices, ensuring a brighter and more sustainable future for the industry.